Archive for February, 2013

Mornings With Max

February 23, 2013

Max is an early riser too, so it’s often me and Max first thing in the morn. This morning, he asked me to make him a breakfast sandwich and while I was cooking, he said something about the tooth he had lost yesterday, which he left in the back room and made no attempt at putting under his pillow.

Max-”Mom, you owe me a dollar”
Me-”Why would I owe you a dollar?”
Max-”For my tooth”
Me-”No, you need to put it under your pillow and I’ll call the tooth fairy
Max-”Mom, I know you’re the tooth fairy. I caught you with your hand under my pillow, one time”
Me-”I often check my kids in the middle of the night”
Max-”R-I-G-H-T! Mom…you sure are good at picking your words carefully. I’m trying to trap you and you’re not falling for it”
Me-”I know”

Guess where his tooth will be tonight?

Doing the Dance of the Children~

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My Shoes are FINE!

February 7, 2013

These are Max’s old shoes. He was wearing them until 3 days ago, when I got a good, solid look at the bottoms. I drug him into the store to try on new ones while he boldly and loudly protested that his shoes were FINE.

“FINE…My SHOES ARE FINE! I like them like that. It’s not even raining so it doesn’t even matter! They are comfortable. I don’t NEED new shoes!”

We picked out the 2 pair that would be possibilities for him and chose one of the pair. But the next morning, he was back on the kick that the new ones weren’t right, the old one’s were perfect and I needed to just pleaese, PLEASE, P-L-E-A-S-E let him wear the old ones. I didn’t give in. He’s successfully worn the new pair for the last 2 days. However, if you see one of my kids wearing shoes with nothing left to them, keep in mind it’s not because I’m denying them proper footwear.

Kids!

Doing the Dance of the Children~

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Tell Me What You’re Grateful for Today

February 4, 2013

Name one thing (or more if you’d like) you’re grateful for today.

Today, I’m grateful for a network of people, working together to make Good Stuff happen for a beautiful life AND I’m grateful that I have a sister who’s a certified massage therapist, who is willing to come take care of rubbing all this life out of my right shoulder.

There is ALWAYS something to be grateful for.

Doing the Dance of the Children and of Life!

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February 1st Is a Good Time to Revisit My Resolution for 2013

February 1, 2013

On January 6th, I finally came up with my New Year’s Resolution. Of course, I’d thought of all the “usual” things-weight loss, excercise, eating better, becoming a millionaire…
But when it came right down to it, what I needed to strive for and give to those around me was something much bigger, much more challenging because it means thinking about each of my actions, slowing down and stopping to pray and think before I react. I haven’t been completely successful, but I HAVE made great strides!

Here’s what I wrote on January 6th-

I’ve finally made my resolution. Yes, I could use a little weight loss. Yes, I could eat better. Yes, I could wake up and go for a run or a walk.

But my resolution is kindness. I resolve to act and speak more kindly, to try hard to make my first response a response that is loving and kind instead of sarcastic or heavy. I need this, my children need this, those around me need this. And to be honest, I think it would be easier to shed 30lbs than to think my words and actions through. So here I go…

Doing the Dance of the Children~

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